- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Thought I’d share my latest DIY project. Over the weekend I started working on making chair garland (for our fanback chairs). I’m not a fan of the look of fanback chairs at all, but they’re 1/3rd the cost of the garden chairs…and they seem pretty comfy so…in order to compensate for me not liking their look I’m making these chair garlands! Unfortunately the design that looked the best ended up using more ribbon than I originally intended…so I’ll have to buy some more. The ribbon is 1 1/2″ wide and double faced satin ($26.90 per 100 yards). The shorter pieces are 2 ft and the longer end pices are 3 ft. Each loop is secured by 1/4 of a piece of a silver twist tie and a bit of tacky glue. The rope was from Home Depot, I can’t recall the price but it’s a pretty common, easily found, item.
In all honesty I could probably have afforded the simple beauty of the garden chairs for what the garlands cost, but I really fell in love with having ribbon hanging from the chairs. Also, afterward I plan on seeing if I can re-sell these to another bride to make back the cost of materials. I’llprobably have to sacrifice the hours it will take to make them all but I’m really enjoying myself in making them.
The biggest challenge was figuring out how to attach the garland to the chair. Not only did it have to be something quick and easy to do, but also I didn’t want it to be something that stuck into our guests backs uncomfortably. So using the end gray pieces of ribbon to do one quick loop through was my solution.
Pardon my messy basement, I’m re-organizing it.
I have a bit of a ribbon theme going on I guess 🙂 since I’ll be hanging larger garland from the arbor and have made about 75 of these ribon wants.